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Christian Leadership Academy finishes its year

Another season of the YMCA Christian Leadership Academy was completed Monday at the annual spring banquet.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

FCCLA students attend leadership conference

Five students from the Effingham College and Career Academy chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) recently participated in a weekend leadership conference at The Classic Center in Athens.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Education

Cloverleafs shine at 4-H District Project Achievement

Eighteen Cloverleaf students from Effingham County recently participated in the 4-H District Project Achievement competition in Emanuel County.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Education

State jobless rate falls to 7 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 7.0 percent in March, the lowest rate since September 2008 when it was 6.8 percent. The rate was 7.1 percent in February and 8.4 percent in March a year ago.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Business

Governor authorizes sales tax holidays

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed House Bill 958, legislation that will extend the statewide back-to-school tax-free holiday and Energy Star and WaterSense appliance tax-free holiday weekends for an additional two years.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected

State: ACA signups just under 150K

ATLANTA - With the end of the 2014 open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens released data which represents the number of Georgians who sought health insurance coverage through the Federal Healthcare Marketplace.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local

Orchestra’s book sale strikes a chord

Book lovers of Effingham County and surrounding areas had an opportunity to browse and choose from more than 1,000 books offered for sale at Effingham Community Orchestra's book sale fundraiser April 12. Hardbacks were $1 and paperbacks were three for $1.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Honoring unknown soldiers

Guyton Georgia Confederate Cemetery was established to bury the dead from the Guyton Confederate Hospital, including 26 unknown soldiers who had died of illness during the Civil War. Most died of chronic dysentery, pneumonia, typhoid and yellow fever.

April 17, 2014 | By Susan Exley | Echoes of Effingham

Dixie Diva

It is each of the many Easters of my life that I remember more clearly than any other holiday. Christmases blur together with only a few standing out in my memory, such as the one when it snowed all day, the year I lost my voice completely, and the two times that I wasn't home - one working in Washington, D.C., and another in London.

April 17, 2014 | By Ronda Rich | Lifestyle

Board of education taking school choice applications

The Effingham County Board of Education is now accepting requests for students to attend a school other than the one for which they are zoned for the 2014-15 school year.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Education

Ready for takeoff with the Mars

The grand re-opening of the Mars Theatre is just a week away, and it is a highly-anticipated event.

April 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion

Voting is easier than you think

One of my main goals as Georgia's Secretary of State has been to increase efficiencies and decrease costs by using technology. Of all of the innovations that the Office has made over the years, I could not be more proud of the state's ability to offer online voter registration and the My Voter Page mobile app. These tools truly accomplish both goals.

April 17, 2014 | By Brian Kemp | Opinion

Johnson-Seckinger

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Johnson of Rincon are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Kathryn Teil Johnson, to Justin Michael Seckinger, son of Mrs. Karen Seckinger and the late Mr. Charlie Seckinger of Springfield.

April 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Engagements

Zeigler earns Allstate community award

Local Allstate agency owner Dusty Zeigler received the Allstate Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to helping others and community service.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Around Town

Special needs students show what they can do

Students with special needs sometimes feel left out of events others enjoy, but an awards ceremony last weekend put the spotlight on them.

April 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Around Town

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Resident asks county for help with road

Effingham County commissioners may adopt a unique solution to repair a subdivision's damaged roads.

January 27, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Local

Some parents unhappy with redistricting proposal

Effingham County Schools Superintendent Randy Shearouse reiterated Thursday night that, "I've always said that I would send my child to any elementary school we have in the county."

January 27, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education

Emotional Mock steps down from BoE seat

Mose Mock fought back tears Thursday night as he announced he would step down from the Effingham County Board of Education.

January 27, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Education

Simple steps can keep winter power bills from skyrocketing

As Georgians continue to experience record-low temperatures this winter, Georgia Power is reminding customers that preparation and planning can help minimize the impact of the severe weather on their energy bills.

January 27, 2014 | Staff report | Local

Marlow teacher honored as Special Olympics volunteer

Special Olympics Georgia honored Marlow Elementary School special education teacher Dawn Vorel as its volunteer of the month for December.

January 27, 2014 | Staff report | Education

Local students receive degrees from AASU

SAVANNAH – The following local students graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University on Dec. 7:

January 27, 2014 | Staff report | Education

Effingham students earn honors

Local students make VSU dean's list

January 27, 2014 | Staff report | Education

Kieffer 50th

Harvey and Mary Kieffer will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 2, 2014. They were married Feb. 2, 1964, at Rincon United Methodist Church.

January 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Anniversaries

Barrow, Google teaming up for online workshop

U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Augusta) will team up with Google to host a workshop Thursday in Augusta encouraging small businesses to utilize the Internet to grow their businesses.

January 27, 2014 | Staff report | Business

Getting the privilege to recognize, take part in Christian Leadership Academy

The Georgia General Assembly reconvened last week, completing nine days of our annual 40-day legislative session. To that point, the House and Senate adopted an adjournment resolution, HR 1108, setting the upcoming legislative session calendar through Feb. 18, taking us to the 24th legislative day.

January 27, 2014 | By Rep. Bill Hitchens | Opinion

Debate on ethics bill brings week to end

State Sen. Buddy Carter (R-Pooler) will be reporting each week during the legislative session. The session began Jan. 13 and is expected to last until the first of March.

January 27, 2014 | By Sen. Buddy Carter | Opinion

Schools to be closed Tuesday and Wednesday

With potentially dangerous winter weather expected to move into the area, the Effingham County School System has canceled school for students on Tuesday and Wednesday.

January 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Local

Locals in college update

Men's basketball

January 27, 2014 | Staff report | More Sports

Pot boils over as a topic for lawmakers

Nobody at the Capitol was talking about the legalization of marijuana this time last year, but suddenly it's become a leading topic of discussion in the General Assembly.

January 27, 2014 | By Tom Crawford | Opinion

Work on the budget begins in earnest

The General Assembly's number one responsibility each session is to pass two balanced state budgets: an amended budget for the current fiscal year and a full budget for the following fiscal year.

January 27, 2014 | By Rep. Jon Burns | Opinion

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